The Mirror Crack'd

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Angela Lansbury takes over the legacy of Margaret Rutherford as Agatha Christie's dogged sleuth Miss Marple in The Mirror Crack'd. The story takes place on a film set in a small British town in the 1950s. Elizabeth Taylor plays a washed-up actress trying to make a comeback but is plagued by a mysterious incident from her past. Unfortunately for her mental state, a collection of murders jar the quiet village where the movie is being made. Miss Marple arrives on the scene with her nephew, Inspector Craddock (Edward Fox), to investigate. In addition to Taylor, an assortment of other movie stars grace the roster of suspects, including Rock Hudson, Kim Novak, and Tony Curtis. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

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Cast

Angela Lansbury
as Miss Marple
Elizabeth Taylor
as Marina Gregg
Kim Novak
as Lola Brewster
Rock Hudson
as Jason Rudd
Edward Fox
as Inspector Craddock
Geraldine Chaplin
as Ella Zielinsky
Tony Curtis
as Marty N. Fenn
Marella Oppenheim
as Margot Bence
Margaret Courtenay
as Mrs. Bantry
Charles Gray
as Bates the Butler
Maureen Bennett
as Heather Babcock
Carolyn Pickles
as Miss Giles
Eric Dodson
as The Major
Anthony Steel
as Sir Derek Ridgeley
Dinah Sheridan
as Lady Amanda Ridgeley
Oriana Grieve
as Kate Ridgeley
Kenneth Fortescue
as Charles Foxwell
Hildegard Neil
as Lady Foxcroft
Allan Cuthbertson
as Peter Montrose
John Bennett
as Barnsby
Nigel Stock
as Inspector Gates
Pat Nye
as Mayoress
Richard Pearson
as Dr. Haydock
Peter Woodthorpe
as Scoutmaster
George Silver
as Dr. Silva
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Critic Reviews for The Mirror Crack'd

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (8)

  • There simply aren't any other films around this Christmas that deliver as much solid entertainment as "The Mirror Crack'd.

    Apr 28, 2018 | Full Review…
  • The Christie plot ends up so drastically foreshortened that you'd swear a reel must have been misplaced, although the sluggish direction of Guy Hamilton doesn't make one anxious to see it restored.

    Nov 2, 2015 | Full Review…
  • The good lines make Mirror more fun to watch than it has any right to be.

    Mar 23, 2011 | Full Review…
  • For all her prolificacy, Agatha Christie relied too often on one particular plot twist, and as soon as you recognize her old favorite here, the film loses all interest.

    Mar 23, 2011 | Full Review…
  • A nostalgic throwback to the genteel British murder mystery pix of the 1950s.

    Mar 26, 2009 | Full Review…

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  • Though it's obvious after five minutes that this is a complete no-no, the cinema equivalent of a bellyflop, it exercises a perverse fascination

    Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Mirror Crack'd

  • Feb 18, 2014
    An all-star cast usually indicates a lack of substance in a film -- one that relies on flashiness over story telling. The Mirror Crack'd is no exception. Nevertheless, it is an enjoyable film despite its credulity-stretching reveal and typical confession-without-compelling-evidence resolution. It's a fun lark, but not serious film...and the cat fights should be on every diva-watcher's "must see" list.
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • Feb 15, 2013
    As usual with a star studded cast, your focus gets lost, and the story gets boring. Other than that, the mystery is pretty interesting. If you're a fan of these kind of films, watch it, it's pretty good.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Jul 07, 2008
    Kim Novak is the standout here with a wonderfully droll performance, but the picture borders on poor taste sticking as closely as it does to the Gene Tierney tragedy.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Feb 04, 2008
    Elizabeth Taylor is quite a spectacle here, playing a character much like her own self. Angela Lansbury as Marple is awesome. The suspects: Tony Curtis, Rock Hudson and Kim Novak give the movie some flair. I found it a bit dry and long, but the murders kept the momentum going.
    Lafe F Super Reviewer

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